Review-Dahua SD6CE245U-HNI Starlight PTZ 45x Zoom

looney2ns

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Courtsey of Andy @EMPIRETECANDY , we have this bad boy to check out.

It is available here: Aliexpress.com : Buy SD6CE245U HNI 2MP 45x Starlight IR PTZ Network Camera SD6CE245U HNI free DHL shipping from Reliable Surveillance Cameras suppliers on Empire Technology Co., Ltd

$694 shipped via DHL. Price at time of this writing.

I have received this camera in exchange for a fair and honest review.

2MP 45x Starlight IR PTZ Network Camera

> 1/2.8” 2Megapixel STARVIS™ CMOS
> Powerful 45x optical zoom
> Starlight technology
> Max. 50/60fps@1080P
> Auto-tracking and IVS
> IR distance up to 250m
> Support PoE+
> IP67, IK10




Camera
Image Sensor 1/2.8” STARVIS™ CMOS
Effective Pixels 1920(H) x 1080(V), 2 Megapixels
RAM/ROM 512M/128M
Scanning System Progressive
Electronic Shutter Speed 1/1s~1/30,000s
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.005Lux@F1.6;B/W: 0.0005Lux@F1.6; 0Lux@F1.6 (IR on)
S/N Ratio More than 55dB
IR Distance Distance up to 250m (820ft)
IR On/Off Control Auto/Manual
IR LEDs 6
Lens Focal Length 3.95mm~177.7mm
Max. Aperture F1.6~ F4.95
Angle of View H: 70.3° ~ 1.8°
Optical Zoom 45x
Focus Control Auto/Manual
Close Focus Distance 100mm~ 1000mm
DORI Distance
Note: The DORI distance is a “general proximity” of distance which makes it easy to pinpoint the right camera for your needs. The DORI distance is calculated based on sensor specification and lab test result according to EN 62676-4 which defines the criteria for Detect, Observe, Recognize and Identify respectively.
Detect Observe Recognize Identify
2345m(7694ft) 938m(3077ft) 469m(1539ft) 234m(768ft)

Product page: SD6CE245U-HNI

Spec Sheet: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/asset/upload/product/20180710/SD6CE245U-HNI_Datasheet_20180709.pdf

Manual: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/asset/upload/product/20180227/Dahua_PTZ_SD6CE-Series-PTZ-Camera-Installation-Manual_V1_0_0.pdf


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Videos coming later today.
 

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All I have to say about this camera is WOW!
Google says it's 624ft to the stop sign from the cam.
Be sure to choose 1080p. Ignore the time stamp.
Its not hiccuped once.


Ok, more video.
The camera really struggles to focus and fails to do so at extreme zoom at night. Similar to what my SD59225U-HNI PTZ still does, although its not as bad as this new cam.

Here is a variety of scenes for your viewing. NOTE: ALL settings are still at factory defaults, and yes I know I don't have it in the best location in reference to IR reflection that is seen. But, thats the location I needed for the longest zoom shot. Be sure to choose 1080p for viewing. Again ignore the time stamp.



 
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Thanks to Looney's always support, this camera is the cost saving model for the 45X zoom PTZ, ultra smart 45X all price 1300usd+, this one can be a good one for guys who need more zoom.
My warehouse guy put a wrong adapter, so make the testing work delayed, sorry for this.
 

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Hello,

I've had the camera for two weeks. I'm very excited about your test and the conclusion.

salutations
Michael
 

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Hello,
After 2 weeks of using the camera I can report the following experiences.
Good things first.
Very good quality of the housing
Zoom class
Good infrared illumination at close range

Unfortunately I also have some problems I don't know from my SD 49SD49225T-HN

The bit rate can only be set to max. 4608 for h265 (too low for 50 FPS)
PFA works better with my SD 49SD49225T
Autotracking rarely works well, the camera misses the target when zooming and is then a few meters away from it. Sometimes the target is briefly fixed and then the camera pans onto the house wall or into the sky.
Weak focus at night at distances over 70m
I think the camera has potential but it urgently needs a firmware update.

regards
 

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Hello,
After 2 weeks of using the camera I can report the following experiences.
Good things first.
Very good quality of the housing
Zoom class
Good infrared illumination at close range

Unfortunately I also have some problems I don't know from my SD 49SD49225T-HN

The bit rate can only be set to max. 4608 for h265 (too low for 50 FPS)
PFA works better with my SD 49SD49225T
Autotracking rarely works well, the camera misses the target when zooming and is then a few meters away from it. Sometimes the target is briefly fixed and then the camera pans onto the house wall or into the sky.
Weak focus at night at distances over 70m
I think the camera has potential but it urgently needs a firmware update.

regards
what is your FW version? Send me the Version No i will check if any new.
 

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Hello,
After 2 weeks of using the camera I can report the following experiences.
Good things first.
Very good quality of the housing
Zoom class
Good infrared illumination at close range

Unfortunately I also have some problems I don't know from my SD 49SD49225T-HN

The bit rate can only be set to max. 4608 for h265 (too low for 50 FPS)
PFA works better with my SD 49SD49225T
Autotracking rarely works well, the camera misses the target when zooming and is then a few meters away from it. Sometimes the target is briefly fixed and then the camera pans onto the house wall or into the sky.
Weak focus at night at distances over 70m
I think the camera has potential but it urgently needs a firmware update.

regards
you dont need more than 4600 bitrate for h.265 on a 2mp camera even at 50fps, and you certainly dont need 50fps...if you are trying to shoot a movie with an ip camera you have the wrong hardware. Auto tracking always was and always will be a gimmick with these cameras, the only true way to do it is will a second wide angle camera that tells the tracker where to look and have two or more tracking cameras.
 

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Hello,
thank you for your answers.
@ Fenderman
I don't want to make movies, of course. I use the camera to observe a willow with donkey. The 50 FPS are helpful if anything has happened to identify the cause. The animals can be very fast. :) At h265 I sometimes get blurred, at h264 with a bitrate of 8000 I don't. The autotracking does not work error-free is clear to me. But it could be a little better already.
@ Empiretech
System version
2.622.0000000.5.R.E4.4510.UN.NR, Build Date: 2017-12-28
PTZ version: 2.400.0000000.10.RHNAD_171212_525EB version 3.2.1.533628
Otherwise, the camera runs perfectly. In general, I am satisfied.

Now I'm looking forward to the test of looney2. I want to take the treat.

regards
 

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Hello,
thank you for your answers.
@ Fenderman
I don't want to make movies, of course. I use the camera to observe a willow with donkey. The 50 FPS are helpful if anything has happened to identify the cause. The animals can be very fast. :) At h265 I sometimes get blurred, at h264 with a bitrate of 8000 I don't. The autotracking does not work error-free is clear to me. But it could be a little better already.
@ Empiretech
System version
2.622.0000000.5.R.E4.4510.UN.NR, Build Date: 2017-12-28
PTZ version: 2.400.0000000.10.RHNAD_171212_525EB version 3.2.1.533628
Otherwise, the camera runs perfectly. In general, I am satisfied.

Now I'm looking forward to the test of looney2. I want to take the treat.

regards
Blur has nothing to do with bitrate...it's the exposure
 
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